The Edinburgh Herald says a group calling itself ‘Bank Bosses Are Criminals’, contacted the paper claiming credit for the attack.
The newspaper reported that email said: “Fred Goodwin’s house in Edinburgh, was attacked this morning.
“We are angry that rich people, like him, are paying themselves a huge amount of money, and living in luxury, while ordinary people are made unemployed, destitute and homeless. This is a crime. Bank bosses should be jailed.
“This is just the beginning.”
This morning, Lothian and Borders Police confirmed the vandalism to windows and a car on a property in Edinburgh. It also confirmed that no one was in the property at the time of the attack.
The force says inquiries are ongoing to find those responsible for the vandalism. CCTV footage is being recovered and door-to-door inquiries are being carried out in the area.
A police spokesman says: “Our inquiries are at an early stage and we are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact us. We are aware that an organisation claiming to be responsible for the vandalism had made contact with media outlets and this also forms part of our inquiry.”